Entering the big bad world of DSLR


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/01/2013 - 19:43
Your most economical bet would be the 18-55WR which is not too expensive and is weather sealed. Folk often sell them on this forum if they become surplus to requirements.
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johnriley

Link Posted 17/01/2013 - 23:04
Weatherproof lenses are designated WR or DA*
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 12:17
bwlchmawr wrote:
Your most economical bet would be the 18-55WR which is not too expensive and is weather sealed. Folk often sell them on this forum if they become surplus to requirements.

Where can I get one of those please?
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 14:33
AuraTodd wrote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
Your most economical bet would be the 18-55WR which is not too expensive and is weather sealed. Folk often sell them on this forum if they become surplus to requirements.

Where can I get one of those please?

Hint: The sort of place you bought your K30, they also sell lenses!

But don't worry about taking your K30 to the beach just because the lens isn't sealed. Just be sensible and keep waves / sand off it.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 14:49
I cant find a 18-55WR on CRS microsystems, will keep looking through.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 16:07
Thanks, is there any for a 52mm please?
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MrB

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 16:35
Did you mean 52mm UV filter (for the 18-55 lens)? If so, lots on ebay - any Hoya HMC should be OK.

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AuraTodd

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 16:44
No, a lens. I already have a filter.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 16:53
AuraTodd wrote:
Thanks, is there any for a 52mm please?

Not sure what you mean.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 17:01
A weatherproof lens which is 52mm
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obione

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 17:21
bwlchmawr wrote:
AuraTodd wrote:
Thanks, is there any for a 52mm please?

Not sure what you mean.

She needs a lens that will fit her 52mm filter...
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Blueforever

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 17:26
Seems Strange that you buy a weatherproof camera but not the weather proof lens to go with it,

AuraTodd

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 17:30
Blueforever wrote:
Seems Strange that you buy a weatherproof camera but not the weather proof lens to go with it,

This is how it was sold to me, if I had know I would have asked for the weatherproof lens as well.


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JohnX

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 17:32
AuraTodd wrote:
Blueforever wrote:
Seems Strange that you buy a weatherproof camera but not the weather proof lens to go with it,

This is how it was sold to me, if I had know I would have asked for the weatherproof lens as well.


Or, you could add a little protection to what you have? link

NB. These sleeves are NOT totally water proof or very robust (read reviews) and you need to check prices carefully, but they will help protect the lens/camera.

A WR or DA* lens would be the best solution, however.
Last Edited by JohnX on 18/01/2013 - 17:40
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